Postcards from Paris: The Launch October 18 2014, 0 Comments

 The beautiful models from Bintang Models wearing clothing and headwear by Natalie Chan.

Held at the La Cigale French markets, Natalie showcased ‘Postcards from Paris’ her couture millinery collection for the 2014-1015 season. Inspired by Parisian ladies of yesteryear, leisurely lunching at chic cafes in their best dress, these ladies are forever immortalised by photography on vintage themed postcards. So appropriate then, was Parnell’s little slice of France to host friends, clients and media over a very Parisian champagne breakfast.


Upon arrival, guests were greeted with Natalie’s favourite choice of French champagne, Mumm Cordon Rouge. Guests were then treated to petite sized sweets and savouries by La Cigale as inspired by the collections theme, while Harney and Sons provided a selection of their specialty teas. Flowers from Cartier for Flowers adorned the room as well as peeking out from goodie bags, and the scent of soy candles by MOR filled the air. The beautiful models from Bintang Models were dressed head to toe in Natalie Chan with makeup by Bobbi Brown.

Natalie Chan hats on display at La Cigale


Natalie Chan hats on display at La Cigale


The wonderful spread as put on by La Cigale


An interactive platform at the launch saw the introduction of a ‘Style your own Flatlay” component. A small selection of Natalie Chan clothing and headwear, Bobbi Brown cosmetics, Mumm champagne, MOR products, Harney and Sons tea tins, and Cartier for Flowers roses were displayed and guests were invited to get creative and create their own flatlays to be uploaded onto Instagram.

The flatlay shop


Natalie with Pernod Ricards's Kylie Robertson as she styles her flatlay


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Using the highest level of millinery skills, ‘Postcards from Paris’ features exclusive hand crafted millinery designs for the races, and special occasions. The full range is now available for viewing online and at the boutique. Natalie and her team also offer a personalised bespoke service.

Nicola, Frances and Linda from the Natalie Chan team!


 The very dapper Richard Stott from MOR, with jewellery designer Lindi Kingi and Solace Wellness Retreat founder Natasha Stewart.


Di Goldsworthy of The Newmarket Association is in very stylish company with Sybelle Nakhle, Rachel Holland and TVNZ stylist Michiko Hylands.


Natalie with Julia-Rose Ellis and Daisy Barclay-Economos from the Ellerslie marketing team.


Stay tuned for an in-depth look at the designs from the collection itself